Remember how I said I had a lot of great videogame videos to show today? This wasn’t actually one of them, but after I saw it on Kotaku, I knew I had to post it. It’s the first look at the gameplay for Capcom’s Remember Me, which is a stealth-platform game where you can not only steal people’s memories, but you can “remix” those memories by altering them, in order to achieve different things… like, oh, say, making an asshole government official believe he murdered his girlfriend so he kills himself (much less messy than doing the deed yourself). Man, between this and the upcoming hacking-sandbox game Watch Dogs, it looks like it’s a rather fantastic time for cyberpunk sci-fi gaming. I approve mightily. I’ll post those other videogame trailers later, honest.
Robert Bricken is one of the original co-founders of the site formerly known as Topless Robot, and its first editor-in-chief, serving from 2008-12. He brought the site to prominence with “nerd news, humor and self-loathing” as its motto, raising it from total internet obscurity to a readership in the millions, with help from his savage “FAQ” movie reviews and Fan Fiction Fridays. Under his tenure Topless Robot was covered by Gawker, Wired, Defamer, New York magazine, ABC News, and others, and his articles have been praised by Roger Ebert, Avengers actor Clark Gregg, comedian and The Daily Show correspondent John Hodgman, the stars of Mystery Science Theater 3000 and Rifftrax, and others. He is currently the managing editor of io9.com. Despite decades as both an amateur and professional nerd, he continues to be completely unprepared for either the zombie apocalypse or the robot uprising.